CT Association for Infant Mental Health  NEWSLETTER
Issue Spring 2012
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Our Newsletter will have a different look in this issue because we are missing our Editor of many issues, Kevin J. Sullivan.  We will dedicate this issue to Kevin who represented the Department of Health on our Board of Directors as a non-voting member.  Kevin died suddenly on February 16, 2012.  Kevin enjoyed putting our Newsletter together and we will miss his expertise and dedication.
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2012 Jane C Bourns Award
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 Rudy Brooks received the CT-AIMH 2012 Jane C Bourns Award at the recent Annual Meeting of the CT-AIMH.  We are pleased to recognize Rudy for his dedication to promoting successfully so many infant/early childhood mental health related programs.  Rudy retired last year from the Department of Children and Families.  While there he was actively engaged in promoting the DCF/Head Start Partnership, the Safe Babies project in New Haven, the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership, and Child FIRST.  Congratulations to Rudy, a friend and supporter of infants, toddlers and their families.  Grace Whitney, IMH-E(IV), presented the award.  click here to read more about Rudy
Elizabeth Bicio a ZERO TO THREE Fellow
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ZERO TO THREE has selected its Leaders for the 21st Century Fellowship, a program begun in 1981.  We are delighted that one of our own, Liz Bicio, has been selected and is joined by nine other members from eight states and Canada.  Liz is Program Manager for the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP).  Her goal for her Fellow time is to develop a comprehensive set of best practice strategies that can be effectively implemented through the relationship-based service delivery model of ECCP. Liz is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of CT-AIMH that promotes the Infant Mental Health Competencies and Endorsement in Connecticut.
Save the Date November 15, 2012, WoodWinds in Branford

Our Fall 2012 conference date is set.  Watch our web site for more information about the day's activities.

Be sure your membership is current for 2012.
Click Here to Download Membership Forms

Op-Ed Article for Your Newspaper:
May 9 is Children's Mental Health Day

May 9-16 is Children's Mental health week.  CT-AIMH Board has developed a document that we ask you to send to your local newspaper to be featured during the month of May, mental health month.
The article advocates for paying attention to infants and toddlers and their relationships with their caregivers.  More and more research points to the impact early relationships have on later learning.  Click on the link below to read the article.

Let's Get Serious About Infant Mental Health

CT-AIMH Featured Affiliate in 
The Signal

The Signal, the newsletter of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) featured the CT-AIMH in its Jan-Mar 2012 issue.  The article describing the beginnings of the Association and current status is found in the Affiliate Corner News.  
To read this issue Click Here

To receive The Signal become a WAIMH member.  Click Here to join WAIMH

EASy Now with CT-AIMH

We have been piloting the software, EASy (Endorsement Application System) that permits applicants for Endorsement to submit their portfolios on line. We will soon have the system ready to use in Connecticut. Watch for information about submission dates.

June 18, 2012: 
First 1000 Days

Infants and Toddlers will be the focus at the LOB.  Registration information will be coming soon from the Department of Children and Families.